DREAM Adaptive Recreation understands that accessibility concerns are not only physical when looking into outdoor recreation and sports activities for disabled people, but that financial aspects often play a role as well. Currently some sports and recreational therapy is often considered an unaffordable option. Many time the people who need could really benefit from it are often the ones who cannot take on the extra financial burden. It is our intent to not leave anyone out based on their ability to pay. DREAM can provide individual financial assistance and is available to ALL qualified participants!
Our program works closely with the scholarship review committee to determine the level of financial need. All financial assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis through private conversations. Remember, we never want finances to be a barrier to participation with our program! Please contact our office at 406-862-1817 or email@example.com to discuss scholarship possibilities.
Below are some options for Scholarship Opportunities for our Winter Alpine Program. Please be aware that Special Olympic Athletes are not eligible for scholarships.
Click below to review the Scholarship Application for our Winter Alpine Program.
The Ben Hollingsworth Scholarship
Jennie Jacobson, a local, wanted to set up a scholarship fund for her nephew, Ben, who had just passed away from a wake boarding accident.
Ben was a very accomplished mountain biker, skier, and snowboarder. From an early age, Ben developed his skills and love of outdoor recreation by building his own practice jumps in his back yard. He was also deaf.
Ben attended The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA from the age of six months through elementary school. He completed high school at Dover-Sherborn High School in Dover MA. He was in his fourth year at the Rochester Institute of Technology and was deeply involved in community service projects at the time of his passing.
To honor Ben’s life Jennie Jacobson wishes to offer an annual snowboard scholarship to a Dream Adaptive Recreation athlete to enable him or her to participate in the Alpine Ski program at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The scholarship amount is $300 to fund the ten week ski program with Dream and to help purchase any winter “gear” needs.
Preference is given to applicants with a hearing impairment or those that are totally deaf but is not restricted to that requirement.
The scholarship application must accompany a completed winter program application and insurance waiver, and be submitted by December 1 annually.
Send completed packets to: Dream Adaptive Recreation, Inc. PO Box 4084, Whitefish MT 59937
Dream Adaptive Recreation is honored to offer the “Ben Hollingsworth Honorary Scholarship”. Thank YOU Jennie for creating this fund to honor Ben and his accomplishments through outdoor recreation!
Activities will include: Water skiing, sit water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding,
DREAM Adaptive Recreation received funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs
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